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Tisha B'Av Afternoon Youth Program

Laws of the Nine Days

The Nine Days

1.The Nine Days begin with Rosh Chodesh Av, Thursday evening, July 12th at sunset, 8:26 PM.

2. One may not eat meat nor drink wine during the Nine Days. Chicken is considered as meat. On Shabbat, of course, this prohibition is suspended.

3. Doing laundry or putting on freshly washed clothes is prohibited. Clothes which one intends to wear during the Nine Days should be worn for a short time before the Nine Days.

4. One should avoid going to movies or listening to music during the Nine Days.

5. Going swimming or even taking a bath or shower purely for pleasure is forbidden.

6. Socializing with friends should be curtailed during the Nine Days.

Rabbi Soloveitchik considered this period to be comparable to the laws during ‘shloshim’ – the thirty day period of mourning over the loss of a close relative.

Laws of the Three Weeks

Laws of the Three Weeks

1. It is forbidden to take haircuts during the Three Weeks.

2.Weddings and social gatherings of a festive nature are likewise forbidden.

3. We try to avoid reciting the bracha of "shehecheyanu" during this period of the Three Weeks, hence new clothes that require that bracha should not be purchased.

4. Many Poskim hold that we should avoid listening to music in the Three Weeks.  This applies especially to live music.  Therefore, we should not attend concerts, musical shows and presentations during this period of time. 

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